Ilya Efimov has released Accordion, a new sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Accordion is capable of producing four timbres for the right keyboard (namely piccolo, concertina, clarinet, and bassoon), as well as two bass registers for the left.
The library allows the player to select a single timbre or to combine multiple timbres using any of the available 15 registers, just like a real accordion does. The dynamics of the instrument changes in accordance to the timbre selection which allows for a very natural-sounding performance. It’s also possible to control the attack envelope of the sound as well as the mechanical noise levels coming from keys and a bellow.
Ilya Efimov has announced the release of Modern Bass, a 5-string bass guitar sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This library is a detailed emulation of a hi-end 5-string “studio custom” bass from the famous Canadian company F-Bass. We’d characterize its sound as the embodiment of a deep fundamental bass, coupled with excellent clarity. We recorded 12 dynamic layers for each fret of each string with different playing techniques and articulations.
Modern Bass features
3.74 Gb ncw compression format.
3941 samples, 24 bit, 44.1 KHz.
Up to 12 velocity layers, 21 frets on each string with round-robin algorithm.
FINGERED, SLAP and PALM-MUTE in one patch.
Different natural legato for FINGER, SLAP and PALM-MUTE articulations.
THUMB and POP slap articulation, with Auto and Manual selection.
Auto and Manual String and Position Selection.
Slide-up, Flageolets, X-notes (two modes for x-note performance).
Repetition keys for X-notes and last articulations.
Realistic glissando note-to-note.
AMP cabinet and Bass tone effects.
Multiple FX and Noises (strokes, fret noises, releases).
The sample library is available to purchase for 129 EUR. Requires Kontakt +4.2.4 or Kontakt 5 full version.
Ilya Efimov has announced the release of Bayan, a button accordion sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The bayan is one of the most perfect chromatic accordions in existence nowadays. It is often known, internationally, as a “button accordion”. The multi-timbral bayan is available with 4 voices, providing 15 different registers by selecting various combinations of the voices.
Bayan button accordion for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Ilya Efimov has released the Domra Alto, a Russian Folk Series sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The domra is a Russian folk instrument, popular among sixteenth century Russian musician/jesters called “buffoons”. In 1648, by order of the king the persecution of buffoons quickly resulted in the disappearance of the domra. “Re-discovered” in 1896, it was reconstructed by master luthiers Andreev and Nalimov, and has since evolved into today’s three orchestral versions: (small, alto, bass) with a quarter tone scale.
The domra alto has three strings but sounds an octave lower than regular dormas.
Domra Alto features
795 samples, 44,1 Hz/24 bit, stereo.
8 velocity layers for each note, Round-Robin.
9 different articulations.
Speed and realistic dynamic tremolo control.
Strumming keys, Repetition keys.
Natural glissando for pizzicato and tremolo articulations.
Domra Alto for Kontakt is available to purchase for 39 EUR (requires full version Kontakt 4.2.4+).
Ilya Efimov has introduced the Contrabass Balalaika, a new “Russian Folk Series” sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This instrument has a special place in the balalaika family. The largest in size, Contrabass produces the lowest, most powerful dynamics and sound – equivalent to an upright bass. As with all balalaikas, It has three strings, tuned E-A-D. Main Range: E (bass-octave)-A (treble octave). The notation in the bass clef is written an octave higher than its actual sound.
The contrabass balalaika is played with a large leather pick, creating a softer, thicker, clearer sound. The technique for playing the contrabass balalaika has been developed and perfected in recent times; with solo performances attracting wide attention among artists as well as teachers and students.